BOSTON (WWLP) – After last year’s marathon bombing, one western Massachusetts lawmaker wanted to do his part to help victims.
It was an idea that is now law after Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation yesterday approving “Boston Strong” license plates.
Springfield State Representative Angelo Puppolo came up with the idea to create a “Boston Strong” license plate. The bill received full support from the Massachusetts House and Senate and was signed into law on Friday by Governor Patrick. The license plate will cost $50 and all the proceeds after issuing fees are deducted with go to the One Fund to benefit victims from last year’s bombing. Representative Puppolo told 22News that it is one way the people of Massachusetts can donate and show support.
“As people drive around the Commonwealth with the license plate, they have the ability to, you know, show and demonstrate that they first of all, don’t forget, but also support the victims and the One Fund and I think that’s tremendously important,” said Springfield State Representative Angelo Puppolo.
Representative Puppolo told 22News that they are still in the early stages of design, but the license plate will say “Boston Strong,” and will possibly have the blue and yellow ribbon logo along with something that identifies the One Fund.